When Fictional Sleuths Text ;-)

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When Sleuths TextWith email and texting, to say nothing of other social media, it’s easier than ever for people to communicate with one another. It all happens instantly, and it’s possible now to include documents, photographs, and much more.

I wonder what it would be like for fictional sleuths to use that sort of technology. Sometimes texts and other social media can give real insight into the way sleuths communicate. So, if you’ll ask your disbelief to go walk the dog, let’s take a look at what happens….

When Fictional Sleuths Text

I Nero Wolfe (Rex Stout)

Wolfe: Where are you? It is 11:00am.
Goodwin: @Lily’s. Taking her to lunch. C U later.
Wolfe: Flummery! I need you here now.
Goodwin: It’s all jake. Our meeting w/ new client isn’t until 2. C U then.
Wolfe:  Pfui!!

II Inspector Morse (Colin Dexter)

Morse:  Are you finished with that interview?
Lewis: Yeah…

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